River lupine is a rapidly growing sub shrub that produces beautiful two toned pea-like flowers that range from deep purple to creamy white. Flowers bloom from March to July. The stems are reddish- brown and become woody at times. Leaves are well spaced throughout the stem with 5-9 leaflets.
|Found only in Pacific Northwest riparian areas, marshes, stream banks, and moist meadows.
|full sun, part shade
|moist to wet fine textured soil
|Endangered species list in Canada